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>> rose: welcome to the broadcast, tonight an assessment stof obama administration as the president faces an important speech on afghanistan and a vote in the senate. also tonight, a conversation th doris kearns goodwin, the presidential historian, and her son joseph who served in iraq and afghanistan. we had promoted this eve name conversation with the "newsweek" reporter who was arrested and detained for 118 days in a tehran prison, that interview will be seen on friday night. tonight, an assessment of the obama presidency and a conversation with mother and son doris kearns goodwin and her son joseph. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: it has now been more than a year since president obama was elected. his administration has seen both progress and setbacks. while the economic crisis has waned somewhat, the unemployment rate has hovered above 10%. u.s. troops are preparing to lead over time a calmer iraq, but the taliban has gained strength in afghanistan and pakistan. at home, some recent polls indicate the
.com gives us a one-year analysis of the oa administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able to somehow transform the map and transform the political geography of this country or the political demography of this country, that just doesn't look to be the case. they did redraw the map in 2008. it was an he norly impressive victory. but that doesn't mean that they have somehow fundamentally altered the landscape in permanent ways. >> and job grisham is here with a new book, a collection of short stories. >> it is more about people. more about the small town people. many of whom are struggling. many of whom have had a lot of miss erie, a lot of hope. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things they do out of desperation. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, john grisham next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the k08ing -- following: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei is here. after 12 years as directer general
one statement to say. i know it is not hard for obama to want to kill other muslims because i'm not sure he is a christian. i did not say we need to send more troops to afghanistan because the pakistanis are stepping up and with both of us working together, i think we can come to a conclusion over there. then we will not have to worry about anymore terror attacks. thank you. host: thank you and thanks to all of you for your calls and comments. of course, we will have the prime minister from india here at the white house for a news conference this morning and the state dinner tonight, 6:00 on the west coast. tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. here on the washington -- on the "washington journal" we can continue the conversation. enjoy the rest of your day. . . >> we will take you live to the white house for the joint news conference with president obama and the indian prime minister. later, a look at the global food shortage. >> thanksgiving day, at 10:00 eastern bill clinton is on hand to present steven spielberg with an award. from the jfk library and museum, nick burns on terrori
. it was a very successful program, in the same way that the obama campaign organized voters and used social needed to turnout its supporters in 2008. but it was never the strategy of the bush campaign to seek the middle of the electorate and turnout every republican in the country. both political parties, when you go into an election, you want to turnout every available voter in your party. on the tactical level, we were able to do that effectively. but that does not displease the necessity of trying to win the center of the electorate. -- that does not displace the necessity of trying to win the center of the electorate. >> i was on the side of that campaign. my perspective was that the bush campaign did have a base strategy. my evidence to that would be the following. you want to understand the strategy of a campaign and that it is manifested effectively. you can look good when and how they're spending their dollars and it will tell you is essentially what their strategy is. if you look at the 2004 bush media by, some other top markets in the country, pensacola florida, where the most rep
and confusing. but one thing is clear -- president obama and the democrats have cut a dirty deal with the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. obama took single payer off the table. and in exchange, the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries supported his drive for reform. that is why harry and louise, once again paid for by big pharma, are back on the air, this time arguing for passage of the democratic health care legislation. there are 88 members of the house who say they support single payer. yet only congressmen dennis kucinich and eric massa courageously stood up and voted earlier against president obama and against nancy pelosi and against steny hoyer and against the democratic leadership of congress. kucinich called the democratic bill, a bailout under a blue cross. nasa said the bill would enshrine in law the monopolistic powers -- massa said the bill would enshrine in law the monopolistic powers of the private health insurance industry. single payer action today is calling on the 88 single payer supporters in the house to stop hiding. come out, come out wherever you
>> charlie: welcome the broadcast. we begin with a nedocumentary aboupresident obama produd by the actor edward norton a the writers are a rice and alicia sams. >> it's not about how much of obama we get to e but the movement andhe structure of the campai and the intnal piece ofhat history that's now occurred which is he got elected. >> be the i bought his book and i read it a you know, he has an incdible story and a thought, wow, this guy could be the first african-arican president and i thought it would make areat documentary. >> there was almo a serendity to the campaign and it occurred within him and -- it was the right campaignor the right person at the rightime and there's like an elega simplicityo it all and a genius bind it. >> charlie: anthe basketball coach from the unirsity of nortcarolina, roy williams. >> i loved going on the road. i love havingthe majority of people not being for us, cheering again us. the national championship ge this year in detroit wit us against michigan state, 72,000 people and 700 wererom north carolina and the oer 65ere from michigan st
in the show tonight. >>> also, independence day. independent voters who were the key to barack obama's election victory are turning away from the democrats. in the latest nbc news/wall street journal poll, only 20% of independents have a favorable view of democrats, compared to 42% who had a unfavorable view before. add to that the president's falling approval ratings, and you have nervous democrats and giddy republicans looking ahead to next year's midterm elections. could the republicans take back the house of representatives? >>> plus, good news for sarah palin. republicans in iowa like her. interesting news for sarah palin. nobody else in iowa does. why sarah palin could win the republican nomination in 2012 and get hurt badly. well the party would in the election. >>> and can dick cheney come up with one good thing to say about president obama? check out the "hardball" sideshow tonight. >>> let's begin with health care reform with u.s. senator bob corker of tennessee, a republican. senator, thank you for joining us as we begin the holiday season. why don't the republican party,
. couldn't. he really failed. i think in some ways, people looked and hoped for obama would do the same thing. incredibly charismatic figure, that he could come to washington and overcome all of the forces of paralysis. and i think that disappointment you are seeing now among obama voters, you can see it creeping into a lot of the commentary is a concern, a deep worry that oh my god, maybe, and i say this with great sadness, he can't trump the system. >> rose: as good as he is, he can't. >> the forces of paralysis are just weighing him down. what are those forces, it is one of the things that really interest me today. first of all money and politics which is now so big that politicians either have to spend their time raising it or spend their time running from people who have got it and are trying to force things on to them no matter how small their interests are. second you've got the gerrymandering of political districts now that are so scientific that as they say politicians can to you choose their voters, not the other way around. you've got a cable television universal that really
administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able toomehow transform the map and transrm theolitical geography of this cntry or th political demogphy of this country, that just doesn't lo to be the case. they did redraw the mapn 2008. was an he norly imprsive victory. but that doesn't mean that ey have somehow fundamentally alter the lascape in permanent way >> and job gsham is here with a n book, a collection of sht stories. >> it is mor about people. more about the small town people. many of om are struggling. many of whom have had aot of ms eri, a lot of he. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things th do out of desperaon. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, joh grisham next. >>unding for charlie rose s been provided by the k08ing -- followin captioning sponsed by rose cmunications from our sdios in new york city, this is charlie rose rose: mohamed elbaradei is here. after 12years as directer general of the united nations nuclear watchdog the international atomic energy agency, will step down at the d ofhis month
>> rose: welcome to the broadcast. president obama leaves china tomorrow. we have an assessment of the visit with nick burns, former diplomat jim fallows of the atlantic monthly and elizabeth tack 'nammy of the council on foreign relations. >> the chinese do not like to be isolated. particularly in a power growinging. when we were able to isolate the chinese and get other powers to come along with us, the chinese were more inclined to cooperate. they didn't want to stick out. and the question of iran right now they are not pulling their weight. the russians have their own problems but at least the russians are talking a better game. >> their mantra through the last 50 years has been non-interference as the bedrock of their foreign policy which is very convenient for them to have but they're getting too large technologically to get away from that. >> their focus is as nick was saying on developing their economy and things to get in the way of that. and they want to retain the ability to decide what kind of obligation they're going to assume and they don't like having all the pres
voters ditching president obama and his democratic party? should democrats be nervous? nbc political analyst charlie cook is joining us, editor and publisher of the "cook political report." he's the best in the business. "newsweek's" howard fineman is a political analyst and brilliant columnist, again, proving that again this week. with his column for "newsweek." let's look at a couple polls this week. this is a fascinating poll. party i.d. if i ask you, "what are you?" at a party or on a street corner. what are you, anyway? looks at all of the polls and puts them together into a trendline. look at this, independents have risen in the last six months to up to 36% of voters, more than a third now, more than either party. and republicans are falling drastically down to 22. charles cook, even though the president is the one trying to run the country right now, and lead us, he gets hurt. but knew marically, the republicans are getting hurt bad in this shift to independents. >> they have -- they have not held -- republicans are being given a wonderful opportunity to pick up a
know move forward. and i think barack obama is stretching backward, fnkly, to engageiran. and i have been saying t the iranian leadership ivately and plicly, make use of that opportuni. reciprocate. right now that dl is -- ill hinges on the queson of guarantees, you know. the iranianre distrustful that if their material will go o of iran, they might not get it back in the form of fuel. despite the fact that we have been having as partof that agreeme, built in a lot of guaranes. the russian are guaranteei the implementation the american are ready for the rst time to guarane the implemeation. the agency will teustody ofhis material so that the inteational community as a whole will . >> rose:our agency. >> iaea will take custody the material when it goe back until it comes back iran. sohere is a lot of built-in guarantees. but th iranian still would like to seethe materl stay in iran until they get the fuel. ll that will not diffuse the crisis. because to get e material out of iran will diffuse this perption that iran having material that could be used fornuclear weapon. it will give ba
>> rose: welcome tthe broadcas tonight an assessmen stof obama ainistration as the president faces a importa speech on afghanistan and a vote in the senate. also tonight, a conversation with doris kearns goodwin, the presidential historian and he n joseph who servedin iraq and afghanistan. we had omoted this eve na conversatiith the "newsweek" reporterho was arreste and tained for 118 days i a tehran pson, that interview wi be seen on fday night. night, an assessment of the obama psidency and a conversation with mother and n doris kearns goodwin and her son joseph. captioning sponsoredy rose commucations from our sdios in new york city, this is charlie rose >> re: it has now been more than a year since presiden obama was elected. his admistration has seen both progress and setbacks. while the economic crisis has waned somewhat, the uneloyment rate has vered abo 10%. u.s. troops are pparing to ad over time a calmerraq, but the taliban has gained strengthn afghanistan and pakistan. at home, some recent polls indicate the psident's approval rate hang fallen below 50% for the first tim
>>> welcom >>> welcome to "world news." tonight, war plan. president obama will announce his decision on afghanistan next week, likely to incle more troops. but how will they be used, and will they make a difference? >>> mixed message. home prices are stabilizing, but many homeowners owe more than their house is worth. so, what's the true picture of the housing market? >>> risky business. the loophole that allows products for children to be sold in this country would mandatory safety tests. >>> moose call. one man's effort to safe the life of his pal, who just happens to be a moose. >>> and, from soup to nuts, the obamas host their first state dinner. >>> good evening. a decision is at hand. for three months now the president has grappled with whether to send more troops to afghanistan, and what u.s. strategy there ought to be. over and over, he has met with his war council. political critics have accused him of dithering. today, a white house spokesman said he will announce his decision a week from tonight. it is likely he will send thousands more troops in, with benchmarks
think at disappntment you are seeing now among obama voters, yocan see it creepingnto a lot of the commentary is a ncern, a deep worry that oh my god, mae, and i say this with eat sadness, he can trump the system. >> rose: as good as he i he can't. the forces of paralysis are just wghing him down. what are those forces, its one the things that really interest me toda first of all money and politics which is noso big that politicia either have to spend the time raising or spend their ti running from peoplwho have got it and are ying to force things on to them no matter how small their interests are. second you've got the gerrymdering of pitical districts now at are so scientific that as they say liticians can to you choose their vers, not the other way aund. yove got a cable television universal that really fractur the potical spectrum and empowers some of the loudes most extremeoices. u've got an intnet at its best rlly opens the world for new voices, chalnges elitesand establishmen but at its worst rely can spread extremist ias i think in a veryangerous way. and lastly, o
news," sarah palin rates president obama on a scale of 1 to 10. part of her interview with barbara walters. >>> the president in beijing with a trillion dollar dilemma. america's sea of red actually re rips the chinese? robert krulwich will take "closer look." >>> and hide and seek at the bottom of the sea. discovering top secret submarines last seen in world war ii. the moisturizer in other body washes sits on top of skin. only new dove has nutriummoisture... which can nourish deep down. new dove body wash with nutriummoisture. superior natural nourishment for your skin. transform drinks you want, into cold medicine you need. introducing fast crystal packs. a new way from alka-seltzer plus to... get cold and flu relief in a taste-free, fizz-free powder. alka-seltzer plus. >>> sarah palin's new book went on sale today, soaring right to the top of several best seller lists. the memoirs of the former alaska governor are being scrutinized for new clue to the one question so many are asking. will she or won't she? barbara walters sat down with the former vice presidential candidate to
before president obama took office. we have social security problems coming on but the financial crisis turbo charged things with all the debt wes took on all the stimulus to fight the crisis. >> rose: and the problem is we lack the political will to do what? >> we lack the political whether to cut spending. the democrats want to tax 5% of the people to pay for everything, the republicans don't want to tax anyone. a lot of our expenditures are not very flexible. they're things like defense, interest payments, old age entitlement paents and maybe 75% of it. we need to raise taxes significantly. and if the world looks at us and sees we're not willing to do it, they're going to charge higher interest rates. it hasn't hit yet, but that moment will come. >> rose: you say we're tending to do this and that moment will come. in the next five years? ten years? this s this moment of truth for the united states economic system going to come... >> well, things are hard to call but my sense is five to ten years. >> rose: we have five ten years to do something about the deficit in america or... >> p
to the word "flushed with success." >>> good evening. one year ago, barack obama rode into office on a wave of discontent prom itsing change on the number one issue for voters, the economy. well, yesterday, in new jersey and virginia exit polls show voters were overwhelmingly interested about the economy. despite campaign appearances, democrats lost gub tore yal races in those two states and voter whose supported the president just a year ago, well, they still like him but abandoned him in droves. we begin with john berman in jersey city tonight, john. >> this is a state he won by 15 points. where no rublican won in more than ten years but it's one of the places that has republicans cheering. with with their candidates for governor in new jersey and virginia raising their arms in glee. republicans in washington today, raised their voices to gloat. >> i think there's a political rebellion going on in america. what we saw last night was just a glimpse of it. in our exit polls, well over 80% of voters in new jersey and virginia said they are worried about the economy. those most worried voted
. president obama urges more message in china. >>> pondering, palin. 6 in 10 americans say she is not qualified to be president. might her new book change the perception? >>> and the iconic toy company that survived the recession, brick by brick. >>> good evening. it has been the gospel, long promoted, by the american cancer society for every woman over 40, get a mammogram. it is vital every year. but now an independent task force imposed of leading experts in primary care and prevention turns that advice on its head, telling women they're getting too many mammograms. really? today's announcement has doctors and patients confused. john mckenzie is here. >> with the guidelines considered among the best at analyzing the data, it may not make the recommendations easy to except. at a time when mammograms are helping drive down the death toll from breast cancer, these new guidelines actually recommended less screening. >> these guidelines are being changed because we have new studies, because we have new ways of looking at those studies, and because we have a better way of using the
>>> welc >>> welcome to "world news." tonight, job search. president obama calls for a high level suck mitt on how to get people back to work. but what new options are there? >>> stormy weather the mid-atlantic states are being pounded by rain and wind. it's a storm that just won't go away. >>> home therapy. a very costly treatment for children with autism is now being made available to parents to apply at home. >>> and, the country queen. taylor swift is not only country's biggest star, she's the biggest music star in the country. >>> good evening. the president has been focused on health care reform. he's been focused on afghanistan. but people in the country are focused on their jobs. and so president obama moved unemployment back to the top of his agenda today, calling for a summit meeting to find ways to jump start job creation. and it is needed. another half million workers filed for unemployment benefits last week. that may be the lowest number since the beginning of the year, but it is still not good. so, what jump start options are there? david muir is standing by. david?
tonight from portland, oregon, thank you. >>> the white house announced today that president obama is gointo go to west point next tuesday night to make that address to the nation in his new strategy for the war in afghanistan. so jonathan karl is with us from the white house tonight. why west point? >> reporter: white house officials say the president wanted to speak directly to some of those what will bear the cost of his decision. but there's something else at work here this is going to be, i am told, aetailed speech. the president will outline not just his decision on troops and the strategy to afghanistan and pakistan but go through the process that he went through in making that speech. that means, a long speech, likely more than 40 minutes, and considerably longer than the kind of statements you would usually see the president give. >> listening to the white house spokesman today, i was struck -- we were focused on the troops added into afghanistan, but their focus, what they're talking about is totally when the troop troops, all of them, come home. >> reporter: it's fascina
's at 9:00 eastern and pacific. >> on tuesday, president obama will address the nation, outlining his afghanistan strategy. we will have coverage of his speech from the u.s. military academy at west point tuesday night at 8:00 eastern live on the c-span networks. >> coming up, political strategists talk about the obama presidency and the 2010 and 2012 elections. and then it is "q & a" with naomi klein. and following that, another chance to see "prime minister's questions" with british prime minister, gordon brown. now a group of political strategists discuss the obama presidency. three republicans and three democrats took part in this discussion. from tulane university in new orleans, this is just over 1:10. >> before i speak, i always like to give everybody a little insight into new orleans and what is going on here. for this particular piece of insighing, i give credit to julia read -- reed, who came up with this quote. she is quoting someone writing about new orleans to friends and family in 1877. he said times are not good here. the city is crumbled in arcs. it it is buried under
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, even though more than half of u.s. states added jobs in october. and president obama's approval rating is below 50% in two major polls. gallup says the president's approval is at 49% down from 68% when he first took office. i'm joined now live from washington by the white house reporter for "the washington post." good morning, ann. >> good morning. >> let's get to what gallup says about the numbers saying it is not a statistical development because the approval has already been at or near 50%. however, it is a symbolic development. >> it's been drifting down, his approval ratings pretty much ever since he took office. it's kind of no surprise that eventually it was going to tick down below the 50% mark. it's kind of like the unemployment rate. we knew it was going to rise above 10% but when it did finally it actually mattered. we're seeing that happen. the white house of course is going to downplay what this really means. i think it's almost natural for any president in office a full year with also having the control of congress for the public to be wary but it's not a good development
of the best known cancer researchers in this country agreed with the debate. >>> president obama is in china. he used a town hall forum to prod the students. jake tapper is traveling with the president. >> reporter: in beijing this evening, president obama was greeted by chinese president and pa paramount leader hu jintao. and the man who lost his leg 20 years ago. at a town hall meeting on sunday, president obama did not offer a forceful denounceation but his amessage was clear. >> we believe there are universal rights. >> reporter: the more than 400 students in attendance were handpicked by university officials. some confided they'd been coached to be friendly from questions on how do you win the nobel peace prize and what do you expect to bring home from china. >> it is a great honor for me to stand here asking you questions. >> reporter: anticipating a docile crowd, even websites like facebook and twitter. students did not seem evening tore embrace the president's vision. should china be open about that sort of thing. >> that's -- well, you we have to deal with it from different position
ahead. >> thank you, bob. on this veterans day, president obama is considering his options when it comes to how the u.s. should go forward in afghanistan. after promising today noto let our country's military down, he may decide to send a lot more u.s. troops there, but not as many as the generals in afghanistan want. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: thanks. ev the new so-called middle ground plans would send more young americans into the ever more dangerous battle in afghanistan. that's clearly weighing on the commander in chief. in an unscheduled veterans day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery. specifically in a section set aside for the fallen from iraq and from afghanistan, where mr. obama's considering sending more u.s. troops. a wrenching decision. >> as long as i am commander in chief, america is going to do right by them. >> reporter: a former defense secretary urged the president to hurry. >> what is important he make a decision and make it reasonably soon. you've got young men and women out there ca
as he visits and attends the first state dinner of the obama administration. relations between the united states and india have not always been one. during the cold war, many saw india as unfriendly, which it might have been. during -- at the end of the cold war, there were opportunities to securitized. in the past several years, there has been a lifting of sanctions culminating in the historic civil nuclear accord. now, there@@@@@@h@ @ @ @ @ @ @ r strategic partnership. there is a need for wide ranging consultation to in grain habits of consultation -- to ingrain minister for being here. i want to welcome his entire delegation, including his most able ambassador and want to thank the gentleman standing here, lee hamilton, who is president and director of the woodrow wilson international center. i could not be more pleased to introduce the prime minister. lee hamilton resented the ninth district in the u.s. house of representatives and he is a model of what a legislator of to be. -- ought to be. congressman hamilton? [applause] >> good evening to you all and thank you for comin
at first lady michelle obama's preview of the dinner. guest arrivals, and the toast by president obama and the indian prime minister. our coverage of the dinner begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> on "washington journal" tomorrow morning a discussion on lobbying efforts used in the health care debate. our guest is sheila krumholz, executive director for the center for responsive politics. later tom scully, former administrator for medicare and medicaid services talks about how scommare part d operates and how health care legislation may affect the program. and former arkansas senator david prior -- pryor stops by. "washington journal" takes your calls starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> thanksgiving day on c-span, at 10:00 eastern, bill clinton is on hand to present steven spielberg with this year's liberty medal from the national constitution center. also stanley greenburg and alex costalanos, part after panel assessing the obama presidency. and nick burst and lesley gell on terrorism and nuclear weapons. at 5:00, hip-hop artist and act lewda chris. thanksgiving day
a video message from president barack obama. >> together let us keep the light of freedom burning bright for all who live in the darkness of tierney and believe in hope for brighter days. >> the hour-long interview took place at the famous hotel add lon in the shadow of the brandenburg gate. it was a de-ranging conversation that began with the legacy of the wall. she also spoke about iran, afghanistan, and pakistan, and her upcoming trip to china with president obama. here is that conversation. >> rose: thank you for joining us. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: at this historic time in this historic city, where were you when you heard the news that the berlin wall had come down? >> i was in arkansas and bill and i were living in the governor's mansion in arkansas. and i remember watching the news coverage which that time was pretty... much more limited than it is today, over and over again and talking with not only my husband but lots of friends about what this meant. because i'm a child of the cold war. i remember those duck-and-cover drills that we did in school to protect ourselves aga
than 30. president obama called it a horrific outburst of violence. >> these are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and, at times, give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> so we have several reports tonight. and we're going to begin with martha raddatz in washington. >> reporter: the suspect was an army doctor at the base hospital and the soldiers he killed were on their way to iraq. [ sirens ] it was a horrific attack. armed with handguns, the shooter entered the processing center where soldiers were getting final medical and dental checks before deployment. >> the shooter opened fire and essentially due to the quick response of the police forces, was killed. the challenge that we face right now is the installation is locked down and, in many cases, a lot of facilities, a lot of our families, children, are locked in facilities. we're making a call right now as to det
? >> reporter: good evening, charlie. white house officials argue this is no way a referendum on president obama. these are local races. but republicans, perhaps smeming some victories tonight, point out that today is the first opportunity voters have had to register their feelings about president obama and the democratic congress. in new jersey, president obama is not only the ballot. bull he's on the phone. >> hi, this is president obama. i want to apologize for disturbing you. >> repter: the president's robo calls to voters in the garden state follow his campaign appearances for the state's unpopular democratic governor, jon corzine. locked in a neck and neck race with republican former federal prosecutor chris chris tooe. >> jon was one of the best colleagues i had in the senate. and one of the best partners i have in the white house. >> reporter: the white house insists the results of that race and the virginia governor's race will not say anything about support for the president. but the feelings of vote are relevant to the president's future successes and failures, and perhaps in next yea
. but needless to say, he will rather quickly. i should mention that president obama has been informed of what was going on at ft. hood. he was about to make some remarks in a few moments. i'm not sure, honestly in what venue he was to speak, but he apparently is going to have something to say about this in just a few moments, and, obviously, express condolences that everyone feels for those families. as general kohn mentioned, one of those killed is a civilian police officer. we don't know if the others were military personnel and, obviously, there's a question as to whether, or what rank this individual was who did the shooting. brian ross, who is here, our chief investigative correspondent, he may have some details on that. >> we do from three separate law enforcement sources. they describe the shoot, the person now dead as an officer. an officer, perhaps major or retired major. but he was the shooter, according to three separate law enforcement sources. the lone shooter. some reports say he is from virginia and had been recently deployed in iraq. >> but again, two other people arrested. so
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